Today, LuvinmyEB, her son and I were in Northland, wandering around, when we came across a Mazda RX8 parked in the shopping center, as a display for one of those raffles where if you win, you can choose which car you get out of a XR 6T/8 Falcon, Monaro, RX8, Commodore HSV something, and a few others.
Anyway, LuvinmyEB was buying a raffle ticket, and looking at all the cars on one of the posters, when the sales guy started saying "Don't worry, you don't have to have this unreliable turbo thing behind me, you can choose to have a real car instead", and pointed to the picture of the Monaro.
Now, I hate it when people try to bullshit me, so I straight away said "The RX8 doesn't have a turbo, you must be thinking of the late model RX7s"
The guy wanted to argue that yes, the RX8 DOES have a turbo, and because it's a turbo rotary, it won't last 6 months. He then went on to say that he could pop the hood and show us the engine, but we wouldn't be able to SEE the turbo, because it's hidden under a big lump of plastic, but it's there, and he'd know becuase he used to be a mazda dealer...
It was at this point that I walked away, laughing, saying aloud that if he was trying to convince me to buy a ticket, he'd just talked himself out of a whole stack of potential sales...
Anybody else find themselves annoyed when they hear people who know nothing about cars talking shit like that?
1985 Ford XF Falcon GL.
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